C&P Hosts Inaugural Capital Vintage Tourney

WASHINGTON - The Chesapeake and Potomac Base Ball Club will host the best clubs from our nation's capital, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York July 7-8, 2007, for the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Invitational Tournament of 19th Century Base Ball.

The tournament will be played on the National Mall, at fields 6, 7, and 8 at 23rd and Independence, just south of the Lincoln Memorial. Invited teams include the mighty C&P, the Elkton Eclipse, the Talbot Fair Plays, the Flemington Neshanock, and the New York Gothams. Games start Saturday at noon and continue through the afternoon. The tournament concludes Sunday, with games starting at 9:30 and the championship match commencing at 1:00 p.m.

Attendance is free, participation is encouraged, and all events will be very family-friendly. Come one, come all, to cheer on your Chesapeake and Potomac!

The Washington Post's Express section recently featured the tournament in a cover story. ("Past Perfection," July 3, 2007.)